FLOW purchases 20 hampers to help those stolen from church
Just hours after hearing about the stolen hampers from the Dayrells Road Gospel Hall Assembly, management and staff from Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Limited, operators of FLOW & CBS, put their Christmas hats on and set out to replace the 20 hampers which were reported stolen.
The goodwill was part of the company’s way of paying it forward while spreading Christmas cheer yesterday, Friday 19th December as Managing Director Niall Sheehy along with this team, also spent that afternoon as Santa delivering gifts to the boys and girls of the St James South who attended the annual Children’s Party and “Caroling on the Green” hosted under the patronage of Industry Minister Donville Inniss.
“We are committed to helping the people with whom we live and work with and assuring that they reach their potential. When I read the story in the paper I said, ‘We can do this‘ because it is the forefront of Columbus’ mission to support community building projects, and that is why we jumped on helping the church out without hesitation.
“We spent last week with the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society as we prepared breakfast and lunch for those underprivileged at Love Day and we were committed to spreading joy distributing gifts and showing Christmas movies from our video on demand to the children of our own community at the Caroling on the Green yesterday, so reaching out to the church was an extension of our way of saying thank you to Barbados for your support,” said Sheehy.
Minister Inniss noted, “We appreciate the support we received from Mr Sheehy and his team at Columbus and from the looks of excitement on the faces of the children who attended, Columbus did a good job being Santa’s helpers.” He also noted that what the company did for the church in replacing the hampers which were stolen was also exceptionally good corporate citizenship.